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Peirce-Nichols Family of Salem, Massachusetts

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SERIES I. First Generation Papers
A. Jerathmiel Peirce (1747-1827)
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11Peirce-Waite business papers 1777-1835
12Waite-Peirce letter book 1801-1802
13Letters from Jerathmiel 1789-1806
14Inventory of his house, furniture, etc. in Salem undated
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23(OS)1Bunker Hill Monument Association membership certificate undated [circa 1823]
B. Ichabod Nichols (1749-1839)
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15Shipping papers 1774-1824, undated
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24(OS)1Account with Elias Hasket Derby for building a new schooner at Pembroke 1775
16"A Journal of a March from Salem towards New York" 1776
17Letters from Ichabod 1777-1838
18Letters to Ichabod 1786-1800, undated
19Daily journal 1788
110Letter book 1793
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24(OS)2Blank ship's passport undated [circa 1801-1809]
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111Will and codicil to will 1835, 1837
C. Other Family Members
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112Phillip Nicholls: Lease to John Bligh 1702
113James Nichols: Accounts of wages earned 1761-1762
114William Nichols: Loan request 1759,
114William Nichols: Accounts of wages earned 1762,
114William Nichols: Receipt for building ship 1779
115Capt. David Nichols: Account with estate of Jacob Sheafe, letter to his cousin, Stephen, inventory of his estate 1772, 1797, undated
116Charles Nichols: Receipt for Thomas Russell's bill 1785
117Sarah Ropes Peirce: Letter to Lydia Nichols 1787
118Thomas Nichols: Receipts,letter to Thomas, appointment as attorney for Joseph Peirce 1787-1788, 1799, 1789, 1793
119Nathan Nichols: Receipt, letter to Elias Hasket Derby 1779, 1789
120Joseph Nichols of Newbury: Deed 1791
121George Nichols (cousin): Letter 1794
122Elisha Nichols: Receipt for work done 1794
123Hannah Nichols (widow of Thomas Nichols): Appointment of Stephen Nichols as her attorney 1807
SERIES II. Second Generation Papers
A. Joseph A. Peirce (1774-1793)
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21Letters from Joseph 1787, 1790
B. Benjamin Peirce (1778-1831)
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22Letters from Benjamin 1797-1827
23Letters from his wife, Lydia 1827, undated
C. Sarah Peirce Nichols (1780-1835)
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24Journal 1803
25Journal, 1803 [transcript] undated
26Letters to her daughter, Elizabeth P. Nichols 1826-1827
27Correspondence 1829-1874, undated
27Account book of miles walked and fruit gathered 1835-1879
D. Elizabeth Peirce (1787-1864)
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28Correspondence 1826-1835, undated
E. John Nichols (1776-1798)
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29Letter and account book for Eunice (brig) 1793-1798
210Letter book, 1793-1809 (letters to father Ichabod, copied by Henry Nichols) undated
211Letters, mostly to father and brother, George 1794-1813
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23(OS)2Correspondence 1795-1796
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24(OS)3Correspondence 1797
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212Letter from Thomas Plunket in Havana, to Joseph and Joshua Grafton concerning purchasing slaves in Africa 1790
213Hand-drawn map of John Nichols' land 1791
214Receipts 1798, 1805
F. George Nichols (1778-1865)
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215Correspondence 1794-1826
216Letters from David Pulsifer 1822, 1841
217Letters to his son, George, 1824-1827 [copies from Harvard's Houghton Library and transcripts] undated
218Letter from his son, George 1847
219Hardy family genealogy undated
G. Lydia Nichols (1781-1868)
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220Correspondence 1787-1799
221Account book and book inventory 1847-1860
H. Charles Sanders (1783-1864)
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222Letter to Lydia undated
I. Ichabod Nichols (1784-1859)
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223Deeds, estate papers, receipts 1796-1847
224Speech to Federal Republicans of Salem (printed) 1805
225A Discourse on Pastoral Duty 1822
226Discourse on the Cambridge Church Gathering in 1636 1846
J. Benjamin Ropes Nichols (1786-1848)
1. Personal and Business Papers
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31Account book (with geometry theorems in the back) 1807-1812
32Correspondence 1812, 1820, 1833-1837, undated
33Account of travelling expenses on journey to Philadelphia and Washington 1819
34Receipts 1818-1820
34Research into Plymouth County, MA records undated
35Business papers and receipts 1819-1843
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23(OS)3Letter to Abijah Northey 1826
36Deeds, legal documents 1836-1837
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23(OS)4Real estate trust 1837
23(OS)5Sale of share in Great Pasture, Salem 1838
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37Poems written by Benjamin Ropes Nichols and other family members 1841, 1857-1858, undated
38Genealogical notes of Ropes and other families undated
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24(OS)4Ropes family genealogy undated
2. Collected Papers
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39Benjamin Ropes: Receipt of goods from Mrs. Seeth Phippen's estate 1756
39Benjamin Ropes: Appointment as guardian of his sister, Lydia Ropes 1762
39Benjamin Ropes: Account of Samuel Ropes 1768
310Samuel Ropes: Inventory of his estate 1762
311William Pickering: Quotations and receipt 1797-1798
312Timothy Ropes: Deed to Sarah Hathorne 1799
313Ichabod Nichols, William D. Sohier, and John Preston: Legal papers and deeds 1808-1838
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24(OS)5Timothy Ropes: Bond to Sarah Hathorne 1809
24(OS)6Deed of house in Collonade Row (Tarbell to Baldwin) 1821
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23(OS)6Deed of house in Collonade Row (Baldwin to Preston) 1833, 1840
K. Charlotte Nichols Saunders (1788-1872)
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314Correspondence 1798-1799
L. Mary Pickering Nichols (1793-1863)
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315Letters to her daughter 1851, undated
M. Henry Nichols (1793-1871)
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316Correspondence 1811, 1817, 1832-1856
N. Joseph Peirce Nichols (1795-1823)
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317Letter from Joseph 1816
O. Sarah Hardy Ropes Nichols (1796-1826)
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318Ciphering book [probably of her husband], sermon titles, and records of Female Society 1815-1817, undated
P. John W. Treadwell (1795-1857)
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319Records of St. Peter's Church 1816-1862, undated
320Correspondence 1829-1856, undated
321Obituary by Rev. Charles Mason, 1857 [typed] undated
Q. Other Relatives
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322Hardy Ropes: Letter 1793
323Hero Nichols: Receipt for John Derby 1805
324Caleb Smith: Receipts from various Nichols family members 1807-1829
325George Stuart Johannot: Letter to wife 1818
325George Stuart Johannot: Account book 1831
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23(OS)7George Stuart Johannot: Justice of the Peace appointment 1810, 1832
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326Stephen Nichols: Receipt for John Derby 1816
326Stephen Nichols: Estate inventory 1847
327George and Sally Nichols: Dismissal from North Church, Salem 1825
328William Nichols: Receipt for Christian Watchman 1826
SERIES III. Third Generation Papers
A. Sarah P. Nichols (1804-1879)
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329Letters from Eliza E. Chase 1870, undated
330Letter to brother, George undated
B. Charlotte E. Peirce (1804-1888)
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331Letters to various relatives 1831-1872
C. Lydia Ropes Nichols (1804-1894)
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41Merit reward 1820
42Correspondence 1825-1890, undated
D. George Nichols, Jr. (1809-1882)
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43School papers and correspondence 1823-1828, undated
44Private journals, 1823-1832 [transcript] undated
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23(OS)8Letters 1826, 1831
23(OS)9[Boston] Daily Evening Transcript July 20, 1830
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45Correspondence 1831-1839
46Correspondence 1840-1849
47Correspondence 1850-1859
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24(OS)7E.C. & J. Biddle price lists 1853, 1854
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48Letters from John White Treadwell and his daughter, Elizabeth Treadwell 1855-1858, undated
49Letters from John J. Clarke 1859-1876
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51Correspondence 1860-1869
52Papers pertaining to silver mining 1864-1869, 1875
53"Telegrams received in Boston on Sunday April 2, 1865 announcing Grant's breaking Lee's lines in from of Petersburg which resulted in the evacuation of Richmond that night and the subsequent surrender of Lee and the termination of the War of Rebellion. Brought from Boston to Cambridge Sunday p.m. by Charles R. Lamb, to me and carried round the neighborhood by son, John, being the first intelligence of the great event…" [copies] undated [circa 1865]
54Estate papers of John W. Treadwell 1867-1870
55Correspondence 1870-1879, undated
56Correspondence 1881-1882
57Correspondence undated
58Empty envelopes undated
59Receipts 1838-1842
510Receipts 1844-1851
511Receipts 1853-1854
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61Receipts 1855-1859, undated
62Note payable 1859
63Income for 1871 1872
64Inventory of books at 80 Federal Street, Salem undated
65Letter from Francis Higginson dated 1629/30 "probably a hoax, characteristic of John Henry Nichols" undated
66Obituary 1882
E. Benjamin Peirce, Jr. (1809-1880)
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67Letter of introduction for Charles Davis 1860
F. Susan F. Treadwell Nichols (1811-1892)
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68Papers handed in at the Sunday school meetings at St. Peter's Church 1828-1829
69Correspondence 1832-1864
610"Journey to Saratoga in May 1839" [plus transcript] 1839, undated
611Specifications for house to be built at Mt. Auburn Street 1852
611Diary 1865-1890
612Correspondence 1865-1892, undated
613Will undated
G. John H. Nichols (1811-1898)
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614Christmas contribution from H. M. Brooks (includes Rhode Island currency dated 1808) undated [circa 1820s]
615Letters to his brother, George 1824-1830
616Correspondence 1840-1867, undated
617Receipt of stock sale 1849
618Blank bank checks undated (185- )
619Theatrical and musical programs 1860-1870
620Civil War envelopes 1861, undated
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Cab. 2Drawer 1National Anti-Slavery Standard May 11, 1861
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25(OS)1"Historical Sketch of the Rebellion" map 1863
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24(OS)8Theater programs 1867-1870
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621Correspondence and printed material regarding gifts to hospitals 1861-1865, undated
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71Correspondence 1866-1897, undated
72Instructions upon his death undated
H. Sarah Augusta Leach Nichols (1811-1885)
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73Letters to Augusta with newspaper clipping undated [1863], 1864
I. Elizabeth P. ("Lizzie") Nichols Ainsworth (1813-1897)
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74Correspondence 1824-1829, 1859-1889, undated
75Columbiana, A Bagatelle by the Students of Columbia College [given to her in March 1863] 1855
J. Calvin C. Ainsworth (1818-1902)
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76Letter and telegram 1876, 1879
K. Mary Jane Nichols (1814-1902)
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77Correspondence, sermon 1825-1886, undated
78Photograph of Mary Jane and her sisters undated [circa 1890]
L. Henry Peirce Nichols (1816-1889)
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79Correspondence 1825-1884
710Composition book 1828-1830
711Photographs of Henry P. Nichols undated
M. Amelia Ainsworth Nichols (1816-1898)
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712Letters to C. R. N. [Charles R. Nichols] 1854, undated
N. Rev. John T. G. Nichols (1816-1900)
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713Correspondence 1856-1899
O. Charles S. Nichols (1820-1900)
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714Telegram 1864
714Correspondence 1883
715Letter written to his sister, Lizzie undated
P. Charlotte E. Nichols (1821-1840)
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716Correspondence 1829
Q. Benjamin White Nichols (1823-1910)
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717Correspondence 1833-1834
718Obituaries undated [1910]
R. Mary Pickering Nichols (1829-1915)
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719Letter to cousin undated [1883]
S. Anne Gamble Nichols (1830-1910)
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720Correspondence 1870-1893, undated
SERIES IV. Fourth Generation Papers
A. Susan Nichols Carter (b. 1835)
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721Correspondence 1882, 1894, undated
B. Sarah Augusta Nichols (1838-1916)
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722Merit rewards and report cards 1843-1844, 1854-1855, undated
723Correspondence 1847, 1860-1914, undated
724Letters from Eliza S. Blunt 1865, undated
725Letters regarding photographing house at 80 Federal Street, Salem 1913-1914
C. Martha Nichols (b. 1840)
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81Merit rewards 1845, undated
82Correspondence 1853-1921, undated
83"History and Literature at Mrs. Hodge's School" 1857-1858, undated
84"Autobiography of my father" undated [1858]
85Letters from Mrs. Rosalie de W. Hopper 1868-1881, undated
86Letters from Bessie Frothingham 1869-1883, 1891, undated
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24(OS)9Passport 1871
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87Journal of a trip to Europe 1871-1872
88Letters from the children of the Fezandie family 1872-1873, undated
89Letters from T. Frank Brownell 1874-1876
810Letters from Mr. and Mrs. T. Frank Brownell (Eva Palmer) 1881-1891
811Letters from Mary Augusta Scott 1911-1916
811Scott's review of Martha's book 1914
812Papers concerning publication of her book 1913-1914
813Correspondence from Willard D. Straight 1913-1914
D. George Ropes Nichols (1842-1856)
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814Correspondence, will 1852-1853, undated
E. Charles P. Bowditch (1842-1921)
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815Correspondence regarding genealogy 1884-1887, undated
F. Elizabeth Peirce ("Peircie") Nichols (1844-1870)
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816Merit rewards undated [1840s]
817Correspondence 1866, undated
G. Charles F. Nichols (1846-1915)
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91A Waxed Floor in Salem[essay] 1908
H. Harry Pierce Nichols (1850-1940)
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92Correspondence 1862-1885
I. John White Treadwell Nichols (1852-1920)
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93Correspondence 1863, 1881-1920, undated
J. William I. Nichols (1852-1911)
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94Correspondence 1890, 1911
K. Mary B. Slocum Nichols (1854-1943)
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95Correspondence 1939
96Diary of trip to Hawaii and return and letter to her mother, 1901 [transcript] undated
L. Charlotte S. Nichols (1854-1935)
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97Correspondence [circa 1859]-1879, undated
98Letters from Lily Symes 1869-1871, undated
99School essays 1870-1871
910Letters from Alice Carter 1870-1871
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24(OS)10Passport 1871
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911Greeting cards to Charlotte and Augusta 1879, 1882, 1905, 1938, undated
912Correspondence 1880-1922, undated
913Correspondence regarding real estate in Chicago 1888-1890, 1918, undated
914Correspondence relating to sale of Peirce Nichols house to Essex Institute 1908-1917
915Letter from Frank Cousins regarding photographs of house at 80 Federal Street, Salem 1913
916Letters from Agnes Repplier 1915-1919
917Diary 1925
918Tintypes (unidentified) undated
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101Empty addressed envelopes undated
M. Mary S. Nichols (b. 1854)
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102Correspondence 1878, 1885, 1900, 1920, undated
N. Grace Houston Nichols (b. 1863 or 1864)
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103Letter to Grace 1884
SERIES V. Fifth Generation Papers
A. George Nichols (1878-1956)
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104Letter to grandmother, Mrs. William H. Slocum [with transcript] 1901
104Diary of voyage to Hawaii, 1900-1901 [transcript] undated
105Report to the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club [transcript] 1939
B. John W. T. Nichols (1884-1977)
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106Letter to grandmother, Mrs. William H. Slocum [with transcript] 1901
106Diary of voyage to Hawaii, 1900-1901 [transcript] undated
C. Susan N. Pulsifer (1892-1967)
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107Newspaper clippings, obituaries 1853-1923, undated
108Nichols Family Tercentenary reunion 1967
109Article "Sons of Ichabod" about her brothers' trip to Hawaii in 1900-1901 undated
SERIES VI. Other Papers and Ephemera
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26Family Bible 1738
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1010Unidentified papers 1792-1918, undated
1011Miles Ward, Jr.: Receipt from Town of Salem 1736
1012Court document regarding seizure of White Hall (Brigantine) 1783
1013John White: "Remarks and Quotations" 1785
1014"Money due the estate of Joseph Southwick, Danvers" 1791
1015A. B. of New York: Account book and school attendance record 1817-1819, 1838-1839, 1862-1871
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23(OS)10Brig Union passport 1821
23(OS)11Mrs. Rebecca Ewell: Land grant in Arkansas 1821
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1016Elizabeth R. Nichols: Extract of letter to her father 1823
1017John S. Bartlett of Marblehead: Letter 1825
1018Caroline Treadwell: Letter to George 1829
1019Lucy Treadwell: Letter to George 1829
1020William Fry: Receipts paid by him as executor of William Fry's estate 1837
1020William Fry: Judgment against him by Ebenezer Shillaber 1840
1021Mary A. Ropes: Receipts for tuition 1841-1843
1022David Nichols: Receipts and documents pertaining to his service as executor of Samuel Nichols estate 1854-1857, 1871, undated
1023James Russell Lowell: Letter dated 1855 to Dr. Estes Howe with unpublished poem entitled "Agalaxia" referencing the Whist Club [typewritten transcript] undated
1024Miss Blunt: Invitation to Harvard Class Day 1862
1025Nathan Nichols: Permission to visit New Hampshire 1862
1026Ruth Cutter of Cambridge: Application for guardianship of an insane person 1862
1027William L. Ropes: Letters to various cousins 1863-1897
1028Mrs. David Nichols: Letters to her 1870, 1885
1029Joseph Ropes: Letters to cousin, John, and boyhood reminiscences 1883-1892, undated
1030Francis H. Bigelow: Thank you letter for loan of silver to museum 1886
1031James Mills Peirce: Letter to cousin 1888
1032Mr. Bowditch: Letters from L. G. Alexander 1889
1033Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2 volumes) 1911-1912
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23(OS)12Key to Tanner's Print of MacDonough's Victory on Lake Champlain…1814 undated
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1034Invitation to attend the "Blind Asylum" examination in Boston undated
1035The Name and Family of Nicho(l)ls compiled by The Media Research Bureau undated
1036Nichols family genealogy undated
1037Nichols coat of arms 1913, undated
1038Merchants Legal Stamp Company book undated
1039"Haut les Armes" engraving of a soldier undated
1040Transcript of a letter to Thomas Jefferson from James O'Dermott dated 1801 with notation "Copy of original in my possession W. K. Bixby" undated
1041Price list of household and farm items, 1633-1685 undated
1042Meeting minutes of the Women's Aid Association for the Relief of Colored Freemen held May 14, 1864 undated
SERIES VII. Copies of Correspondence and Stories
A. Typed Transcripts
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111Jerathmiel Peirce, Ichabod Nichols, John Nichols, Benjamin Peirce, Henry Nichols, genealogy, 1753-1827 undated
112George Nichols, Jr., Susan Nichols, etc., 1828-1865 undated
113John H. Nichols, Charlotte Nichols, etc., 1866-1920 undated
114Family letters of John H. Nichols, including Augusta, Marnie, Charlotte, George, and Charles; Civil War letters of John Nichols, 1852-1888 undated
115"Letters found at The Kettles, Oyster Bay, and 42 West 11th Street, New York after death of M[ary] B. N[ichols]" in 1943 undated
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121Slocum Family Letters, 1850-1883, 1944 undated
122Slocum Family Letters, 1880-1909 undated
123Slocum Family Letters, 1912-1947 undated
124Letters to Mr. and Mrs. George Nichols, 1830-1891, 1918-1920 undated
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131Letters to John, George and John Henry Nichols, 1793-1796, 1822-1829, 1909-1919 undated
132Letters to Nichols family (Lizzie, Peircie, Mary, and others), 1860-1870 undated
133"The School-girl correspondence of Charlotte Nichols, 1862-1873 undated
134"Reminiscences of Susan Farley (Treadwell) Nichols (1810-1892)", 1887 undated
135Letters and records about Nichols-Peirce-Treadwell Family genealogy, 1911-1920 undated
136"Tales of A Grandfather" by Susan Pulsifer about John Taylor Gilman Nichols, undated; rejection letter from publisher dated 1939 undated
137"Old Salem and the House in Old Salem" (essays written by Martha Nichols) undated
B. Photostats
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14Nichols-Peirce letters, 1794-1828 undated
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15Nichols-Peirce letters, 1828-1864 undated
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16Nichols-Peirce letters, 1864-1918 undated
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17Nichols-Peirce letters, 1918-1945 undated
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18Vol. 1History of the Farley Family and Slocum Family Letters, 1843-1879 undated
18Vol. 2Slocum Family Letters, 1880-1916 undated
18Vol. 3Letters to George Nichols, 1833-1875 undated
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19Literary correspondence of George Nichols A – L undated
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20Literary correspondence of George Nichols L – P undated
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21Literary correspondence of George Nichols P – S undated
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22Literary correspondence of George Nichols T – W undated
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